Nexus 4 price drop suggests Nexus 5 is coming soon, Nexus 7 now available in the UK

Nexus 4 price drop suggests Nexus 5 is coming soon, Nexus 7 now available in the UKGoogle has delivered a double dose of Nexus-related news that may be of interest to anyone thinking of buying a new Android smartphone or tablet.

First off, the 2013-spec Nexus 7 tablet announced recently is now finally shipping in the UK, while as reported elsewhere, the Nexus 4 smartphone has just seen its price slashed by a third and now starts at just £159.

That's for the 8GB version, which yesterday was priced at £239, and the 16GB has received a similar discount, dropping from £279 to £199 overnight. That's quite a bargain for a fully unlocked, SIM-free smartphone, and don't forget it'll ship with the latest Android 4.3 pre-installed.

To quickly remind you of the rest of the spec, you're looking at a 4.7in display offering a 768 x 1280 resolution, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera.

The discount to the UK price follows a similar $100 price cut in the US announced yesterday, and reading between the lines, suggests Google may be trying to clear the decks ahead of the anticipated announcement of the next-gen Nexus 5 we've been hearing about lately.

As for the Nexus 7, the upgraded model announced last month is now officially available via Google Play, or from Amazon, Argos, Asda, Currys, Carphone Warehouse, eBuyer, John Lewis, PC World, Shop Direct, Sainsbury's and Tesco.

It boasts a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200-pixel display, 5MP rear camera and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The 16GB model will set you back £199, while the 32GB variant is priced at £239.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 28, 2013 at 12:30

Looking forward to Samsung's Tizen launch. How on earth will they compete with the craziness that is Android? Between "should I buy now or wait 3 weeks until the price is slashed" and budget handsets as good as last month's €500 'flagship' of the week - consumers' heads are frying all over the planet. Why spend more than €300? 500 models or 5? There's 1) overpriced 2) expensive 3) midrange 4) budget 5) cr*p


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